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Minnesota Wild vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Preview

Pittsburgh Penguins

Minnesota Wild
49-23-5 April 05, 2014, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 39-26-12

Xcel Energy Center hosts an NHL battle between the Minnesota Wild and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

The Wild bring a 39-26-12 record to the battle against the 49-23-5 Penguins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 24-33-20 so far and the Penguins go 35-36-6. View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Wild as -110 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Wild sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Penguins sit at a No. 12 on the same chart.

Pittsburgh was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Jets. They won as -146 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Wild were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 25-ranked offense (2.48 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.48 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 18.14% rate while the Penguins have a 85.29% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Colorado, Sunday, April 6th
Minnesota at Winnipeg, Monday, April 7th